Cultivating Well-Educated Resident Aliens

George Sanker June 28, 2015

Presented at:
SCL Conference 2015


Over the past year the church has come under increasing attack by a culture that is aggressively rejecting God’s order to reality. These social challenges are clear indications that some of the basic Judeo-Christian beliefs that have guided our culture for centuries have almost completely been eroded. In this context, a classical liberal arts education becomes more crucial for our students and their families as we seek to prepare them to enter their future vocations with the wisdom to navigate the varied social environments that they will inhabit. This session will utilize the biblical book of Daniel as a framework for gaining insight on how our schools can wisely navigate the perilous waters that we must face in the near future.


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George Sanker
George Sanker currently serves as Headmaster of The Covenant School in Charlottesville, VA. George has worked in education since 1996 and served as the principal of two charter schools in Washington, DC and Longmont, CO. He started his career in education working in private Christians schools where he was a history and theology teacher for middle and high school students. George graduated from Colgate University with a BA in political science. After Colgate, he served his country as an officer at the Central Intelligence Agency. He also received a MA in Religion from Reformed Theological Seminary. George is currently ABD in sociology at the University of Virginia. He and his wife Jeannette live in Charlottesville with five of their children—Nicholas (10), Jonas (9), and Lukas (6), Thomas (3), Magdalena (6 months). Their fifth child, Kendrick (18), attends Hampton University in Hampton, VA.

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